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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has released a 2019 budget proposal that includes raising fees at state beaches and camping sites. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM proposes to raise fees to fund budget increase

PROVIDENCE – The proposed price hikes for state beaches and camping fees was released Wednesday by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, coinciding with...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced an initiative to preserve Rhode Island's state parks and beaches through an increase in investment and an effort to modernize the state properties to accommodate and cater to visitor's expectations and needs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo seeks to modernize, increase investment in state parks, beaches

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced an initiative to modernize and increase investment into the state’s parks and beaches Monday.The governor cited a...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has purchased 58 acres of land in Hopkinton, including the last unprotected tract of land abutting Blue Pond. Above, the area purchased is outlined in red at the north end of the pond. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM buys 58 acres in Hopkinton for preservation, establishing 2,000 contiguous...

HOPKINTON – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management acquired 58 acres of forestland in Hopkinton for $250,000 for permanent protection in a location abutting...
THE EPA Region 1 has launched the Smart Sectors program for the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors. The program will facilitate collaboration and dialogue between the EPA and the regulated sectors./ COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA N.E. launches collaboration program with maritime, food and beverage, outdoor...

PROVIDENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency New England launched a sector-based program Wednesday to work with the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation...

Cleanup efforts to continue at 4 R.I. ‘Superfund’ sites after EPA...

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency has completed comprehensive five-year reviews of four sites in Rhode Island that have been designated federal “Superfund” contamination...
PROVIDENCE POLICE CHIEF Col. Hugh Clements, left, and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will be honored at RIPEC's 75th Annual Meeting with public service awards. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT/ PBN FILE PHOTO

RIPEC to honor Clements, Coit with public service awards

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council will honor Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet...

Hundreds show up for meeting on tackling R.I. infrastructure needs

PROVIDENCE – Improving Rhode Island’s infrastructure is a big job, drawing more than 300 people who turned out recently for Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank’s...
JANET COIT, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, said Rhode Island will use the nearly $21 million in federal grants for an array of water improvements projects / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island gets $22M for water improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received nearly $22 million in federal grants for drinking water and wastewater improvement projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
BY EXECUTIVE ORDER THURSDAY, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo designated Sunday, July 29 as the 2018 Governor's Bay Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the local tradition. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Raimondo selects July 29 as 2018 Governor’s Bay Day

PROVIDENCE - Marking the 30th anniversary of the local tradition, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order naming Sunday, July 29 as the...
TWENTY-ONE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES received more than $210,000 in grants from the R.I. DEM's Local Agriculture & Seafood Act program to help new and existing small businesses and initiatives thrive in Rhode Island.

Local food businesses awarded $210K from DEM

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management and its partners awarded more than $210,000 in grants from the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act...
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